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Sudden Impact

Year: 1983
Studio: Warner Brothers
Director: Clint Eastwood
Producer: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Joseph C Stinson/Earl E Smith/Charles B Pierce
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

The fourth outing for Republican poster boy Harry Callahan and the one that gave us one of the most iconic lines not just of Eastwood's but the movies in general.

After causing more damage than usual with his 'unusual' methods Harry's ordered to take a holiday, which he does so in a nearby town. As luck would have it the town's being terrorised by a rape victim hunting down her attackers.

When Harry's told to track her down, he comes down on the wrong side of the law but the right side of morals to help the woman (soon-to-be wife Locke) in her efforts.

The film cemented the personality, the gun, the quips and the attitude and is slicker than its predecessors, which despite their influence, couldn't hide the styles of their time.

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